This year’s Supreme Australian Working Sheep Dog Championship will be held in Seymour from October 14 to 22.
The Victorian team for the Ted Gaby Interstate Challenge at the event, which will be held at Kings Park, has been announced.
The challenge will take place over three rounds, with the first round kicking off on October 19, followed by the second round on October 20 and the final on October 22.
John Tuddenham and his dog Waramara Paddy and David Hines and Tarcoola Scooter make up the Victorian team.
Mr Tuddenham comes from Ross Creek, near Ballarat, and started trialling in 1990.
He has represented Victoria four times and judged the Supreme four times.
Waramara Paddy is a three-year-old border collie who has won a couple of open trials along with placings to win the 2016-17 VWSDA Dog of the Year award.
Mr Hines lives at St Arnaud and has been training sheep dogs for more than 60 years. He worked in his first trial in 1971.
In the early 1980s he had a handy team and won several open trials but work and music took over from the mid-80s until early 2000 and he was unable to compete at events.
He was a member of the Australian and Victorian teams at the 2016 Supreme at Northam in Western Australia.
Tarcoola Scooter, a nine-year-old border collie, had a successful year in 2016.
She is from Somerville Dasher by Moyview Stan, who has bloodlines of Mr Hines’ dogs of the 1980s.